Surviving life after the NFL: Former NFL linebacker George Koonce recently submitted to Marquette University a doctoral dissertation on transitioning from life outside the game. This column represents his personal experience, as told to NFC West blogger Mike Sando.
Per unnamed league sources: Pro Bowl game likely to be stopped: "Many players who will be selected during the league's NFL draft are regarded as future Pro Bowlers but the Pro Bowl game itself likely will be suspended this season and beyond, according to league sources."
The Fencing Response: (youtube link) "The fencing response is an unnatural position of the arms following a concussion. Immediately after moderate forces have been applied to the brainstem, the forearms are held flexed or extended (typically into the air) for a period lasting up to several seconds after the impact. The Fencing Response is often observed during athletic competition involving contact, such as football, hockey, rugby, boxing and martial arts. It is used as an overt indicator of injury force magnitude and midbrain localization to aid in injury identification and classification for events including, but not limited to, on-field and/or bystander observations of sports-related head injuries." via The Concussion Blog
Nicklas Lidstrom is ahead of the game: An exploration of what make Lidstrom, Lidstrom.
Force of Habit: Science, not the scalpel, is the real solution for Tommy John injuries. Too bad few MLB teams are paying attention.
Analytics and Luck: Or how Sam Presti built a contender in Oklahoma.
NFL Playoff Pick'em, Championship Round: Week 1 scores and picks for the championship round inside.
NFL Playoff Pick 'em, Divisional Round: Week 1 scores and picks for the divisional round inside.
NFL Playoff Pick 'em: Are you ready for some playoffs?
CFL Pick 'Em, Week 8: Pinch hitting for the good Doctor. Spock has a hernia, so he's been called away.
Fantasy NFL Draft?: An idea for a fantasy sports game involving the NFL Draft.
CFL Pick 'em, Week 9: Injuries! Ineptitude! Make your Week 9 picks inside as we attempt to forget the awfulness that was Week 8!
Who is the best soccer player at the World Cup?: Science has the answer.
IOC finally awards gold medals in 1948 cycling event.: "International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge has presented an Olympic gold medal to a Belgian cyclist, 62 years after he won it, Londonís Times newspaper reported on Tuesday."
Which is harder?: Comparing power meter data from the Tour de France and the Tour of California
Floyd Landis admits to doping.: "Nearly four years after he began waging a costly, draining and ultimately losing battle to discredit his positive test for synthetic testosterone at the 2006 Tour de France, Floyd Landis told ESPN.com on Wednesday that he used performance-enhancing drugs for most of his career as a professional road cyclist, including for the race whose title he briefly held."
NFL Playoff Pick'em - SuperBowl Round: The end is finally here. The final round of our pick 'em. Some shuffling in the ranks, but the top 3 are still the same after the ProBowl. Make your picks inside.
NFL Playoff Pick 'em - ProBowl Round: TZelda nails another monster round to keep a hold of the lead with THX-1138 and littleLebowski rounding out the podium. Make your ProBowl Picks inside.
NFL Championship Round Playoff Pick 'Em: After 3 blow outs and one close game, Yzelda jumps into the lead with an astonishing 8 point week.